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Obituary: Elizabeth "Betty" ConantElizabeth "Betty" Conant, 78, of Canton, died peacefully at home on July 4, 2020. She was born on Feb....

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Obituary: Scott C. MasonScott C. Mason, 54, a resident of Turner, passed away suddenly, Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his residence.

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Obituary: Earla C. HarthorneEarla C. Harthorne, 86, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.

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Obituary: Isobel E. MaifeldIsobel E. Maifeld, 77, of Clachan Place Rumford, died peacefully July 3, 2020, with her family at her side...

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Obituary: Albert A. Babbie Jr.Albert A. Babbie Jr., 87, a resident of Jay passed away, Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home....

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Haskap berry farmers in New Canada are already expanding markets into syrup and beerHaskap berries resemble pendulous blueberries and taste like a cross between a blueberry and a raspberry.

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Someone is flushing cloth rags and it nearly destroyed a town's sewage treatment plantSt. Agatha town officials said that residents need to be mindful of what they dispose of in toilets after the cloth rags temporarily blocked sewage from moving through the system.

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Brothers turn UMaine friendships, focus on faith into athletic clothing businessOn Tuesday, the NOVUS Clothing Company based in Albany, New York, founded by the Bernardo brothers and Klimchak, achieved a milestone.

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Election results not expected to be delayed in Maine despite virus changesThere will likely be fewer Maine voters at the polls on Tuesday compared to a typical primary election as the coronavirus prompts a record sum of absentee ballots, but results are not expected to be delayed unless ranked-choice voting kicks in for high-profile races.

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Woman to plead guilty to manslaughter in 2017 death of Bucksport toddlerSavannah Smith, 22, is accused of killing Kloe Hawksley, who prosecutors say died at her Bucksport home from a blow to her abdomen that severed her stomach from her small intestine.

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Maine has reined in COVID-19, but flare-ups elsewhere show how easily that can changeBut the danger of reopening the economy too quickly or without enough safeguards has become apparent in larger states such as Florida, Texas and Arizona, which have seen enormous jumps in cases and hospitalizations after loosening restrictions on businesses and large gatherings in recent weeks.

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Police logCharges Lewiston - Karlos Quiles, 19, of 18 Scribner Blvd., on a charge of disorderly conduct, 7:30 p.m.

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Lewiston City Council approves resolution on police body camerasThe resolution was drafted in response to a letter from the police patrol union that requested the city fund body cameras.

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Froma Harrop: Virus or economy is a futile choiceFlorida, Arizona, Texas and California are among the states that thought they could reopen early.

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Shari Ouellette: Vote 'no' on RSU 73 budgetThe RSU 73 budget needs to be reined in. After listening to the zoom call regarding the $20 million budget for RSU 73, I would appeal to all Jay, Livermore Falls and Livermore voters to vote "no." Since I left the board a year ago, several positions and an administrator have been added and egaming.

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Gregory Bianconi: Owen's column quite relevant todayI have two thoughts after reading Monday morning's historical essay concerning the Know Nothing Party, nativism and prejudice against Maine's Irish Catholics in the 1850s: - Thank you to Joseph Owen for this especially informative historical article.

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Kevin Simpson: Get active and voteAlright, here's the skinny. This is not 1918. Today, it is well known what steps to take to prevent the spread of a dangerous virus from growing into a pandemic.

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1 Diver Dead, 1 Rescued in Separate Incidents Near Maine's Nubble LightTwo emergencies involving divers unfolded at Maine's Nubble Lighthouse this week, leading to man's rescue and another's death.

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Passing Maine driver spots deadly crashOne person is dead after a crash in Lagrange. A passing driver spotted the crash on Medford Road and called 911 at about 6:20 p.m.

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MothSomeday I will be a leaf on a tree or a coffee pot and I won't mind anything, and I won't need anything I can't have.

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Maine Amateur Championship: Round 1Round 1 of the Maine Amateur Championship began Tuesday at Biddeford-Saco Country Club.

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Maine joins states suing Department of Education over virus relief funds for schoolsCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the lawsuit, which was joined by Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

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Arts and Cultural sector leaders meet with the state to discuss Maine's pandemic recoveryThe group said that while the sector does have needs, they feel they're also part of a solution to help the state bounce back both economically and socially.

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U.S. notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health OrganizationThe withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump's vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of bowing to Chinese influence.

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1 Diver Dead, 1 Rescued in Separate Incidents Near Maine's Nubble LightTwo emergencies involving divers unfolded at Maine's Nubble Lighthouse this week, leading to man's rescue and another's death.

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Four golfers tied for lead after first round of Maine Amateur ChampionshipFour golfers, including Drew Powell of Holden and Presque Isle's Jon Humphrey, share the lead after Tuesday's first round of the Maine Amateur Championship at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco.

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Maine Voices: We know how to safely reopen schools. Now we need the will, resourcesFrequent testing will be critical to protecting the health of teachers, students and families.

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George Smith: Many places to visit in MaineYou can help Maine businesses and have fun at the same time.

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With its former town clerk convicted of theft, Somerset County town looks to recoup more than $500,000 lostThe notice announcing the property sale lists $500,948, plus $39,620 in interest and $119 in costs, per a Somerset County Superior Court ruling in March, as the amount owed.

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Red Sox's Bogaerts ready to lead after Betts' departureShortstop Xander Bogaerts must step into a leadership role after the Mookie Betts trade.

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Maine movie theaters get ready to reopen, but will viewers show?Smitty's Cinemas, Cinemagic theaters and the Nickelodeon in Portland all plan to open in the next couple of weeks, knowing that getting people back to the movies will be a challenge.

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Susan Collins confirms that she will skip the GOP convention next monthFor Collins, this might not be much of a surprise. According to the news website, one of her aides said that she had no plans to attend the GOP convention because she never goes when she herself is up for reelection.

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Bates students demand lower tuition for squeezed semesterA diminished "college experience" ought to cost less, insist more than 500 signers of a petition that details concerns about Bates' plans for the fall.

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Maine among 5 states suing U.S. education department over virus relief fundsThe Democratic-led states argue that the Department of Education is trying to take money from K-12 public schools and divert it to private schools.

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Catholic Charities Maine receives 'cool' gift that will benefit County people in needA gift from Good Shepherd Food Bank will enable Catholic Charities Maine better meet the food needs of people in The County.

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State adopts reopening plan for casinos; no word when Oxford will openHollywood Casino in Bangor will feature its slot machines starting Friday, but table games will remain closed.

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Dutch seafood firm to seek state permit for $110M fish farm proposed in JonesportKingfish officials said Tuesday that the discharge permit will be "one of the most critical permits" for the project.

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Mexico town clerk retires after 28 yearsPenny Duguay has served under five town managers since she started, she said during a party in her honor Friday.

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New UMF women's lacrosse coach looking to grow programBridget Lawless takes the reins after being an assistant coach at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania.

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NFL, NFLPA still haven't resolved all protocol for campsNFLPA President JC Tretter says testing and number of preseason games remain unresolved.

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Plenty of surprises in first round of Maine AmateurFour golfers looking for their first Maine Am victory are tied for the lead in a tightly bunched field at Biddeford-Saco Country Club.

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Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low againThe Health and Human Services head said Tuesday that gear should be reused and repurposed as a way to stretch the supply.

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Errors cloud emergency loan program's impact on Maine jobsThe U.S. Small Business Administration has made unverified claims about the number of jobs retained in Maine because of the Paycheck Protection Program.

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July 7, 2020: Where Did PPP Loans Go In Maine?This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

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July 7 evening update: The latest on the coronavirus and MaineAnother Mainer has died as health officials on Tuesday reported 17 more cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in the state.

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PHOTO: Mask Up! Keep the risk downLewiston Area Public Health Committee vice chairman Bill Wallace, left, and chairman Ronnie Paradis on Tuesday hold the banner for their new campaign to get the public to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.

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Local gadget-maker takes a crack at a better face maskThe founder of Portland-based Zootility Tools has come up with a design that requires no sewing, no elastic and no wires, and says glasses won't fog up because the mask fits so snugly.

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Federal judge rejects much of legal challenge to Maine internet privacy lawThe law, one of the nation's strictest, requires internet service providers to get consumers' consent before using or sharing their internet-usage data.

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Pilot who served as a lifeline to Maine islands rememberedBut they also relied on Kevin Waters, the owner of Penobscot Island Air. Waters, 62, died of natural causes Sunday night at his home in South Thomaston.

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Bowdoin could be hit by new ICE rules for international studentsThe rules released Monday prohibit international students from staying in the United States if they are taking a fully online course load.

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U.S. nuclear lab investigates possible exposure at plutonium facilityFifteen workers are being tested but it's unknown how long the review will take.

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Federal judge upholds Maine's strict internet privacy lawPORTLAND, Maine — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by internet service providers and upheld Maine's "opt-in" web privacy law, one of...

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Immigration rules could force some of Maine's international college students to leave U.S.Bowdoin College could be hit particularly hard by the rules, which prohibit international students from staying here if all of their classes are taken online.

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Off-field behavior will be the deciding factor in success for MLB restartNo bars and no crowds are a start, and as Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw puts it: "If you want to see the season through..."

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NFL notebook: Burkhead agrees to pay cut, new deal giving Patriots $1 million in cap spaceRex Burkhead, who led all Patriots running backs with a 4.6-yards-per-carry average last season, takes a pay cut as the team gets some much-needed cap space.

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Here's what you need to know to catch fish this July in MaineWho knows? There might be another state record fish lurking down there, just waiting to take your bait and make you famous.

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Atlanta's WNBA owner Loeffler objects to league's social justice plansKelly Loeffler, also a Republican U.S. senator running for re-election in Georgia, says uniforms and apparel should display the American flag and not "Black Lives Matter" and "Say Her Name."

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Canceled minor-league baseball season forces former Black Bears to regroupThe players are disappointed the season was canceled because of complications caused in major league organizations by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are staying positive.

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ICE's new rules for foreign students should have limited impact in MaineMany Maine colleges have released plans for reopening campuses in recent weeks, the exception being Bowdoin and Unity colleges.

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Top Bracket Contest Play in votingThe Eastern Maine Sports top athlete bracket contest will start with two play in matchups that are listed below.

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A little of this and a large that make this coleslaw recipe a must-tryEven if there aren't parades, big barbecues, parties, or other typical large gatherings to attend this year, you can still make burgers or chicken or hot dogs on the grill, and you'll need a slaw to go with them.

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Pittston to weigh budget, ordinances at Town MeetingThe annual budget vote, delayed 16 weeks by the global coronavirus pandemic, will take place in the pulling ring at the Pittston Fairgrounds Saturday.

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country.

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Reports say jail staff followed rules in pepper spraying of mentally ill inmatesBut an advocate said the reports show that Cumberland County Jail is not following federal laws for making accommodations for inmates struggling with mental illness.

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Belgrade, marina operator reach agreement in case that went to state Supreme CourtThe Maine Supreme Court ruled the town did not err in denying permits to Brightside Wooden Boat Services.

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Biologist pitches new study to aid Maine's moose herdState biologist Lee Kantar wants to test his theory that a smaller moose population would lead to an even greater reduction of winter ticks that have been crippling the herd.

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Vandals threaten endangered species of birds in Old Orchard Beach and SacoThe piping plover is a small, handsome shorebird about seven inches long found on sandy beaches and dunes in southern Maine.

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Biologist pitches new study to aid Maine's moose herdState biologist Lee Kantar wants to test his theory that a smaller moose population would lead to an even greater reduction of winter ticks that have been crippling the herd.

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Lorraine Moreau, longtime bookkeeper at Portland service station, dies at age 87.Lorraine Moreau, longtime bookkeeper for Hamilton Service Station in Portland, died June 19 of complications from dementia.

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Lewiston mayor announces membership of equity and diversity committeeThe ad hoc committee will review the process by which citizen complaints against police officers and other city employees are investigated, among other goals.

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Winslow Town Council down to one candidate for town managerThe search for a new town manager, which began with 30 applicants, was narrowed Tuesday afternoon to a single finalist.

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St. Mary's opens new wing on Campus AvenueLEWISTON — St. Mary's Health System, a member of Covenant Health, opened a new, two-story building on Campus Avenue in June.

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A new marina to dock on Sabattus Lake; The Jasmine food truck parks in TurnerRenovations for Center Street Shaw's, Minot Avenue Dunkin' Donuts, Schooner Estates and Maine National Guard's maintenance facility in Auburn - How much would you give up to keep working at home?

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Atlanta mayor: No need for troops, despite governor's orderKeisha Lance Bottoms says Gov. Brian Kemp issued the order without asking if the city needed help.

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Campaign spending against CMP corridor referendum soarsCampaigns supported by Central Maine Power and Hydro-Quebec have spent nearly $17 million to fight a referendum intended to scuttle CMP's corridor project.

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Scuba diver's body found near Nubble Light in YorkThe incident occurred a day after another diver was rescued in the same area.

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2 piping plover nesting sites vandalized at Maine beachesWildlife officials said anyone with information in the incidents should call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-ALERT-US or 624-7076.

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France's Rodin Museum sells bronzes to weather virus crisisA century-old system allows the museum to sell up to 12 replicas every year.

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Federal, state agencies investigate death of baby piping plover, destruction of nest enclosuresNesting enclosures in Saco and Old Orchard Beach were destroyed on the night of July 4, resulting in the death of a federally protected chick.

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Siberian Arctic temperatures and fires beat all recordsThe region is warming faster than the rest of the world.

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Data: Maine PPP Recipients Include High-Powered Law Firms, Businesses With Ties To LawmakersA federal program designed to prevent layoffs and support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic has provided $2.2 billion to more than 27,000 Maine companies, according to newly released loan data.

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U.S. notifies UN it will withdraw from World Health OrganizationThe move won't take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration, or if circumstances change.

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Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIVIf his case is confirmed, it will be the first time the virus has been eliminated in an adult without a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

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Central Maine July 7 police logAugusta and Waterville area police reports for July 7, 2020.

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Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of presidentIn her book 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man,' the president's niece alleges Trump paid a friend to take the SATs.

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Bath Iron Works Announces Temporary Layoffs In Third Week Of Union StrikeBath Iron Works has announced that it will temporarily lay off workers as a strike from its largest union extends into a third week.

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McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loomThe GOP leader's next virus aid package is centered on liability protections, a top priority for Republicans seeking to shield doctors, schools, businesses and others from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

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Lawsuit accuses jail guards of using racial slur, assaulting Black inmateThe plaintiff has sued the officer who allegedly pepper sprayed him in the face and pinned him against a table.

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"Let's Be Kind:" Maine ad campaign tells customers not to harass workers over wearing masksBusinesses in Maine have launched a public service announcement with the theme of "Let's Be Kind" in the wake of some squabbles with customers over mask use.

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Big spending, legal appeals in $1B Maine transmission projectPORTLAND, Maine — Central Maine Power and Hydro Quebec have spent more money in support of a $1 billion hydropower transmission project than the spending total on a failed referendum on a casino in York County in 2017, an environmental advocacy group said Tuesday.CMP and Hydro Quebec have together spent nearly $17 million — $10.5 from CMP...

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In 'huge victory' for Maine, judge rejects key argument against new internet privacy lawThe "opt-in" law prevents providers from using, disclosing, selling or permitting access to personal information unless a customer gives permission to do so.

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Maine Seacoast Mission learns from pandemic experienceThe pandemic also helped to fast-track other projects the mission had been working on.

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Hemmed in by the pandemic, Collins battles for survival in Maine"In the end, I think people in the state know me really well."

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Maine legislature getting ready to go back to workThe Senate President and House Speaker say committees will resume work on carry-over measures, which will include having public hearings and work sessions.

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Roger Stone asks Trump for pardon ahead of July 14 prison dateStone, who was convicted of lying to Congress, claims that his age and an underlying health condition made him particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Trump increasingly turning to executive orders, more to comeThe president is trying to position himself as a man of action on everything from foreign policy to racial justice in an election year.

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400,000 awarded to Northern Maine Development CommissionWashington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that $1.6 million has been awarded to support the redevelopment and revitalization of small businesses in Maine that have suffered financial harm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maine jail guard assaulted Black inmate after other officer used racial slur, lawsuit claimsA Kennebec County jail officer slammed a Black inmate against a wall and pepper-sprayed him without cause after another guard directed a racial slur at the inmate in a 2019 incident, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday.

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Diver Dies In Water Near Maine's Nubble LighthouseA diver died Tuesday after failing to resurface from the water near Nubble Lighthouse.

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Upcycled Veggie Oil Can Light Your Camp StoveFoothill Fuels is an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based white gas and has a 50 percent smaller greenhouse-gas footprint.

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Maine movie theaters get ready to reopen, expecting small audiencesSmitty's Cinemas, Cinemagic theaters and the Nickelodeon in Portland all plan to open in the next couple of weeks, knowing that getting people back to the movies will be a challenge.

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Marilyn in Korea: Negatives Set for AuctionTwelve original colour negatives from Marilyn's 1954 trip to Korea, plus a set of prints made during the 1970s, has will go under the hammer in a virtual 'Summer's Bounty' at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries of Maine on July 18.

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White House urges schools to reopen in fall, says students can return 'quite safely'Schools are 'high-priority settings' that are important for the well-being of communities and families, a senior administration official told reporters.

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Maine DOT posts sign reminding travelers of state's quarantine, testing requirementsTravelers coming into Maine can also listen to a new COVID-19 message on 1640 AM radio.

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Federal judge upholds Maine's strict internet privacy lawA federal judge on Tuesday rejected a challenge by internet service providers and upheld Maine's "opt-in" web privacy law, one of the strictest in the nation.

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Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs from coronavirus pandemic easedThe Labor Department reported Tuesday that the number of available jobs rose sharply as well, but remained far below pre-pandemic levels.

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Facebook CEO to meet with civil rights groups as hundreds of companies join ad boycottChief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg placed the meetings in the context of ongoing protests and calls to root out racism in the United States.

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Biden promises to up U.S. production of key medical equipmentIt marked the Biden campaign's most comprehensive statements yet on how it would better equip the nation to fight the coronavirus and future pandemics.

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Portland jail guards followed policy when pepper-spraying 2 inmates with mental illnessThe state investigated the two incidents at the request of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine in early June, after Executive Director Jenna Mehnert sent a letter to officials saying she feared that guards had used excessive amounts of spray to remove the man and woman from their cells and drive them to Riverview Psychiatric Center...

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Commission to review performance of Maine's nursing homesPORTLAND, Maine — An independent commission is going to review the performance of Maine's nursing homes during the pandemic.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020: Be thankful not angry, Evans for House District 120, safer ways to vote this yearI would suggest to Thode instead of being angry with Gov. Janet Mills for her policies to control the spread of COVID-19, which would spoil his anniversary plans, that he focus on what he does have.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusBolsonaro, who has been an outlier among world leaders in his skepticism of the coronavirus and preventive measures, was tested Monday evening after developing symptoms that included a fever.

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Phillips man injured in crash"As a result of the accident the driver was hurled into the windshield of the car he was driving" and taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for injuries to his head, Nichols said.

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Knapp retiring after 23 years as CMCC presidentScott Knapp has led Central Maine Community College in Auburn since 1997, the longest-serving college president in Maine.

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Trump's worldview forged by neglect and trauma at home, his niece says in new bookThe publisher said it had already shipped thousands of copies, and it moved the publication to July 14, two weeks ahead of the original schedule.

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Field hockey teams are fundraising for the Battle for Breast CancerBenefit field hockey event will take place virtually with fundraising happening in July.

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Performance of Maine's nursing homes during the pandemic is being reviewedA commission of 25 experts from across the country, including one from Maine's veterans' homes is launching the review as part of a federal effort to analyze nursing homes' response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Maine businesses launch "Let's Be Kind" PSA about mask usePORTLAND, Maine — Businesses in Maine have launched a public service announcement with the theme of "Let's Be Kind" in the wake of some squabbles with customers over mask use.

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Maine man wins more than $300K from $20 lottery ticketMaine Lottery said Luther Klutchnick bought the $20 Extreme Green Progressive ticket at the Rangeley IGA.

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Maine Environment Spring 2020 NewsletterMaine Environment Fall 2020: What's Inside! In this issue of Maine Environment, we feature a story about the 30-year legacy of our former Forests and Wildlife Director Cathy Johnson, who retired earlier this year.

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Social media platforms gird for 78 days of disinformation chaos after Election DayBecause of a surge in mail-in ballots, results are likely to be delayed.

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Kevin Waters, whose air service connects Maine's islands, dies unexpectedlyKevin Waters, who founded and operated Penobscot Island Air, ran thousands of routine and emergency flights to Maine's year-round island communities.

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Protecting Maine's North Woods: The Legacy of Cathy JohnsonBy Douglas Rooks For 30 years, there's been no fiercer, more consistent, or passionate advocate of protecting the Maine woods and enhancing its wildness.

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Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes becomes highest-paid athlete in pro sports historyMahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million, according to his agency, Steinberg Sports.

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2 CMP-aligned groups spending nearly $17M to persuade voters to back corridorWhile campaigns for and against the referendum have been marred by legal battles, pro-corridor groups have continued to spend big in an effort to persuade voters to approve the project, which supporters say would help bring down greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs.

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Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping changes in federal legislationProposed federal legislation would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system with such changes as eliminating agencies like the DEA and the use of surveillance technology.

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Portland names new public health directorBob Fowler, who has been the director of Milestone Recovery, will take over the role next month.

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Maine Brewers' Guild brews up virtual fundraiserMaine Beer Night, which will take place on July 25, will be held this year in place of the Maine Brewers' Guild Summer Session.

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Hockey is set to resume in August after NHL and players reach dealThe NHL is in position to resume playing in less than a month — with 24 teams in action, all in Canada — and could be on the verge of enjoying labor peace.

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CMP and Hydro-Quebec Have Spent Record-breaking $16.78M on Campaign for the CMP CorridorSpending hits $61,915 per day over the past 271 days NRCM news release July 7, 2020 — Central Maine Power has now spent $10.53 million and Hydro-Quebec $6.24 million on an unprecedented campaign to.

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Maine CDC reports one more death, 17 new COVID-19 casesMaine has averaged 27 new coronavirus cases daily for the week ending on Tuesday, compared to 37 cases per day during the previous week-long period.

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While the HEROES Act is delayed, Mainers are sufferingIt's imperative that Senate Republicans bring this crucial bill to a vote.

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An Evening with Colin Woodard: Subscriber Exclusive EventSubscribers are invited to this exclusive online event on Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Harvard invites freshmen to campus, but classes stay onlineHarvard joins a growing number of universities announcing plans to bring back only a portion of their students.

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Climate Impacts on Lobster IndustryRobert Steneck will present "Maine's changing lobster fishery: some direct and indirect impacts of climate change" at 10:30 a.m.

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In NaturePeople have been keeping track of the changing seasons by naming full moons for eons.

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Another Mainer dies as 17 new coronavirus cases are detectedAnother Mainer has died as health officials on Tuesday reported 17 more cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in the state.

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Why Maine isn't treating Massachusetts tourists like othersMaine has gradually been lifting its 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state visitors, with travelers from five states — New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — now allowed to come to the state without quarantining or obtaining a negative coronavirus test.

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Another Person Dies As 17 New Cases Of COVID-19 Diagnosed In MaineThe Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting another death, and an increase in cases of COVID-19 to 3,440, 17 more than Monday.

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The Latest: New York requires quarantines for visitors from 3 more statesThe latest on the coronavirus pandemic from around the U.S. and the world. ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is now requiring people from three additional states to quarantine for 14 days as more individuals are testing positive for COVID-19 nationwide.

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Maine CDC provides July 7 COVID-19 updateAUGUSTA — The Maine CDC has updated its list, July 7, of COVID-19 cases in the state of Maine.

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GOP worries Trump's divisive June imperils Senate controlRepublican strategists already straining to retain Senate control in November's elections are conceding that Trump's performance could make it harder to defend their majority.

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Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low againThe personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.

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Dog-killing toxic algae may be forming in South Portland parkThe ponds in Hinckley Park have been closed out of caution.

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Town of Waldoboro Planning Board NoticeThe Town of Waldoboro, Maine Planning Board members will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on July 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

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Town of South BristolThe South Bristol Planning Board meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7p.m. Applications must be received the Thursday before the meeting by 4p.m.

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These bugs hide in 'snake spit' as they feed on Maine plantsSpittlebug nymphs produce a foam called "snake spit" to hide in as they feed on plant juices.

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The Confederate flag and a legacy of racism in MaineIf you fly the Confederate flag, you are making the choice to promote a symbol of white supremacy and to glorify an historical rebellion in favor of slavery.

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Maine casinos to reopen after state agrees to coronavirus safety planUnder the agreement, casinos will be allowed up to 200 people inside at a time, while other indoor venues still have 50-person capacities.

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Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuseMore than a dozen Black men have spent the last several years trying to get the Red Sox to listen to their claims that they were sexually abused by a former Red Sox clubhouse manager.

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Transportation Bond: What Work Is Needed for Maine's Transportation InfrastructureWhat's been the impact of the pandemic on Maine's transportation system? While Covid-19 has created challenges for Maine's department of transportation, it has also meant some projects could be done more readily, with less traffic on the road.

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BIW Strikers Await Outcome Of Meetings With Mediator, As Dispute Enters Its 16th DayStriking union workers at Bath Iron Works are awaiting the outcome of the company's meeting with a federal mediator, as the strike enters its 16th day.

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Maine Casinos To Reopen After State Agrees To Coronavirus Safety PlanThey've been closed for months because of the pandemic, but this week Maine's two casinos will be allowed to reopen after state officials agreed to a pandemic safety plan that will limit capacity to 200 people.

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Maine trooper released from hospital after being hit by car during high-speed chaseA Maine state trooper was released from the hospital on Monday after being hit by a car during a police chase on June 14.

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Susan Collins misrepresents Brett Kavanaugh on choiceIn light of last week's abortion ruling, Susan Collins' rationale for supporting Kavanaugh keeps looking bad.

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Independent commission reviewing pandemic response in Maine nursing homesA commission of 25 experts from across the country, including one from Maine's veterans' homes will conduct the study.

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Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loansAs much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.

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Maine's economically dependent college towns could feel the pinch this fallThere's going to be a ripple effect through the Maine economy as colleges decide whether to reopen this fall.

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Independent commission reviewing pandemic response in Maine nursing homesA commission of 25 experts from across the country, including one from Maine's veterans' homes will conduct the study.

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Luke and Will Mallett Schedule Acoustic Gig at Maine's Camden Opera HouseThe definitive resource for jambands and their fans, established in 1998. Daily news, features, set lists, reviews, charts, columns, audio, video, merchandise and more.

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Maine pushes forward on electric vehicle charging during pandemicThough COVID-19 has slowed tourism, the state's effort is continuing: "This infrastructure is going to be needed for decades to come."

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Saco man in 'lover's triangle' charged with attempted murderIsaiah Dennison, 20, was charged with attempted aggravated murder, according to the Saco Police Department.

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Union leaders met with federal mediator on Monday as Maine shipyard strike enters third weekThe negotiating committee of Machinists Local S6 met with a federal mediator Monday, and a meeting between the mediator and the company is expected later in the week.

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The milfoil problemEurasian water-milfoil, a native plant of Europe and Asia, is a serious threat to lakes and ponds throughout the United States.

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ISPs Lose Facial Challenge to Maine Privacy LawMaine has scored a court victory, and cable providers a defeat, over the state's law preventing ISPs from "using, disclosing, selling or permitting access to" a customer's personal information without express consent, and restricts the use of nonpersonal information if a customer opts out.

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EventsTate House Museum, at historic Stroudwater, has canceled its indoor tours this season due to the COVID pandemic.

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On this date in Maine history: July 7July 7, 1833: Several Irishmen beat a sailor severely near Carr's Wharf in Bangor. Hundreds of other sailors disembark from ships along the waterfront and burn Joseph Carr's pub and a nearby tenement house to the ground.

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BriefsCatholic Charities Maine's Fikiria Makerspace has embarked on a new project to provide meaningful employment for immigrants to make cloth masks from donated, upcycled materials for vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dick Gosselin, veteran Maine broadcaster and reporter, dies at age 72Mr. Gosselin became a mainstay on Portland television stations WCSH and WMTW in a career that spanned 50 years.

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Family of girl killed by drunk driver who died 50 years later in hit-and-run finally gets an apology'The Hero of Goodall Park,' a documentary airing Tuesday on ESPN, tells the story of Douglas Parkhurst, who was killed by a rampaging driver in Sanford in 2018, five years after confessing to hitting a 4-year-old girl in upstate New York in 1968.

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Maine Stories: impact of COVID-19A bride prepares for her wedding, a restaurant owner negotiates a changing landscape, and a sportscaster with no sports: three stories of how COVID-19 has changed life as we know it here in Maine.

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Our View: It's not too late to vote absentee in Maine primaryAs election officials work to make the polling places safer, voters can do their part and cast their ballots absentee.

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On this date in Maine history: July 7July 7, 1833: Several Irishmen beat a sailor severely near Carr's Wharf in Bangor. Hundreds of other sailors disembark from ships along the waterfront and burn Joseph Carr's pub and a nearby tenement house to the ground.

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Maine Commercial Real Estate: June TransactionsCaptains Boody LLC purchased a 2-unit 3,332-square-foot multi-family at 4 Boody St., Portland. Cheri Bonawitz CCIM and Karen Rich, Malone Commercial Brokers; Monica Dambach, Portside Real Estate.

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With hopes for a fall season, Maine high school coaches, athletes gather for outdoor workoutsThe Waterville girls soccer team got to work early with a morning session. Well-spaced throughout the outfield of Gaul Field, players sprinted, crawled and mountain-climbed under the watchful eye of head coach Mark Serdjenian, who, along with his coaching staff, wore masks throughout the workout.

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Longroad to build 105MW solar project in MaineThe Three Corners solar project situated in the Benton, Clinton and Unity Townships in Kennebec County will begin commercial operation in 2022.

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Obituary: Douglas Winston HerrickDouglas Winston Herrick, 65, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Obituary: Dorothea "Dottie" BrownDorothea "Dottie" Brown, 105 passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on July 3, 2020.

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Obituary: David C. JalbertDavid C. Jalbert, 59, of Lewiston died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at his residence.

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Obituary: Therese B. CyrEveryone knew her as Memere. Born in New Britain, Conn. she was a daughter of Joseph and Maria Chaloux...

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Obituary: Harold HallHarold Hall, 85, of Farmingdale passed away at his home on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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Maine industries hit hardest by virus-related layoffs didn't get the most federal loansA federal forgivable loan program provided a lifeline to many Maine businesses and employees hit hard by the coronavirus, but some of the sectors most affected by early layoffs did not receive the most loans, according to data released on Monday.

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A Maine-based cross laminated timber factory could mean more affordable housingAvesta Housing's new, affordable, 40-apartment project going up on Brighton Avenue is the first building in Maine to feature stairwells and an elevator tower made from cross laminated timber.

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New indoor amusement park, in works since last summer, set to open in BangorUrban Air Adventure Park will join the South Portland location to become the second Maine location for the nationwide chain of more than 140 indoor "adventure" centers.

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How to deal with pandemic burnoutWhether you are feeling angry, isolated, burnt out or a combination of these and other feelings, here are some steps you can take to maintain your mental health at this stage of the pandemic.

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Judge sides with former Old Town mill owner in 5-year tax disputeA 5-year-old dispute over the taxable value of the pulp mill in Old Town is headed to Maine's highest court, with the city planning to appeal a recent ruling by the Maine Superior Court in favor of a former mill owner that has sought a lower property value.

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Maine high schools began sports workouts Monday, but most are waiting until AugustMonday was the start of Phase One under the MPA plan, which runs until July 19.

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The only candidate on the ballot for a Hancock County seat has fellow Democrats worriedOn Facebook, Ian J. Schwartz said he is running for county commissioner in order to "provide more funding for restorative justice, protect the county from environmental destruction, and increase worker power."

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Georgia governor authorizes Guard troops in wake of 8-year-old's killingGov. Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency and authorized the activation of National Guard troops after a weekend of violence in which the girl and 4 others were killed.

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Two candidates seek vacancies on Norway Select BoardDennise Whitley and write-in candidate Sarah Carter are running for two open seats on the five-person board.

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Maine bird lovers will go on with annual loon countThe Maine Audubon Society is going ahead with its annual count of common loons this year.

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Izzy DeTroy: Protect reproductive rightsWhen I was far from home at college in California, I went to the only place that I felt was accessible and welcoming to get my birth control changed — a Planned Parenthood health center.

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James Lysen: Collins not representing MainersIn 2018, myself and other Mainers asked Sen. Susan Collins to vote "no" on Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation due to his troubling health care record.

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Lisa Lisius: Vote 'yes' on 1 for better internetWe have the opportunity to vote to support essential improvement in our internet service infrastructure.

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Pisces: Find a way to turn change to your advantageMichelle Kwan, 40; Berenice Bejo, 44; Shelley Duvall, 71; Ringo Starr, 80. Happy Birthday: Dream on, enjoy using your imagination and take time to explore possibilities.

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Claxton of Auburn seeks reelection to Maine SenateAUBURN — State Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, has announced he is seeking reelection in Senate District 20.

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Handy to seek third term in Maine HouseLEWISTON — State Rep. Jim Handy is seeking reelection to the Maine House of Representatives for House District 58.

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Red Sox home opener set; amateur golf and Maine H.S. athletics startingMajor League Baseball has released team schedules, with the Red Sox opening up the 60-game sesaon on Friday, July 24th at home against Baltimore.

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New York hospitals released 6,300 virus patients to nursing homesState officials argue that the controversial, now-scrapped policy was not to blame for one of the nation's highest nursing home death tolls.

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Maine TripAtlas Obscura has trips for adventure seekers. For food lovers and history buffs. For art, biology, and nature enthusiasts.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidates face off in debateMonday evening's debate featured Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives; Betsy Sweet, a lobbyist and political activist; and Saco attorney Bre Kidman.

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'Lover's triangle' leads to pedestrian hit-and-run in Saco, police sayA 20-year-old Saco man was charged with aggravated attempted murder after hitting a person with his car on Monday morning, police said.

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Some legislative leaders benefited from pandemic loansA federal program criticized by Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon for helping special interests provided a forgivable loan of between $1 million and $2 million to the law firm where her husband works, according to data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday.

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Maine Voices: 'No one is above the law'They cannot be held accountable for any lies they tell as part of their official work, the Constitution's Speech and Debate Clause states.

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Underdogs get last chance to challenge Democratic favorite in Maine US Senate debateThe three candidates answered broad questions about racial justice, health care and climate change. Sweet and Kidman generally backed national progressive plans including Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

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Maine's two casinos expected to reopen their doors this weekA plan to relaunch the state's gambling houses has been implemented, but coronavirus concerns remain.

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Boy injured while diving into Swift RiverMEXICO — A boy suffered a head injury Monday after he reportedly hit his head on a rock while diving into the Swift River, fire officials said.

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WATCH: Democrats Vying For U.S. Senate Nomination Face Off In Maine Public DebateMaine House Speaker Sara Gideon, the presumed frontrunner in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, used Monday's Maine Public debate to tout her policy goals if she's able to knock off incumbent Republican U.S. Sen.

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Red Sox 60 game schedule set with opponents dates and timesThe 2020 Boston Red Sox schedule was announced on Monday evening. Of course with it being an unprecedented year with the pandemic, teams will be playing a 60 game schedule in just 63 days.

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With Fenway retrofit, players get taste of luxuryBanished from their spring training complex in COVID 19-ravaged Florida to their historic but cozy home, the Red Sox are squeezing any space they can out of Fenway Park for the reboot of spring training that baseball is calling summer camp.

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Franklin County commissioners annual pay to be setFranklin County commissioners' annual pay is on the line after budget panel members decided 5-4 in a preliminary vote June 17 to reduce the commissioners pay to $6,000, half of what they made in the 2019-20.

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Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in airThe WHO has so far dismissed the possibility of airborne transmission, except for during certain high-risk medical procedures.

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Federal funding on its way to help Maine hospitalsThe Department of Health and Human Services will distribute the money statewide to support pandemic response efforts.

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Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in airThe World Health Organization has so far dismissed the possibility of airborne transmission, except for during certain high-risk medical procedures.

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Judge abruptly reverses order to have fact-finder investigate South Florida ICE jailsJust hours after appointing an independent fact-finder to investigate possible "inhumane conditions, deliberate indifference and cruel and unusual punishment" at three South Florida immigration detention centers, a Miami federal judge abruptly reversed her order Monday without explanation.

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Report: FC Dallas out of MLS tourney as 10 more players, coach positive for COVID-19The MLS decides to withdraw FC Dallas, which had six players test positive last week before the latest round of positive tests.

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If the Maine Legislature makes a summer return, it may not be at the State HouseThe Legislature has been out of session since mid-March due to the coronavirus, except for committee discussions of issues sensitive to the pandemic.

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Top PPP recipients in MaineThe following 19 organizations in Maine each received a forgivable loan of between $5 million and $10 million through the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

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RSU 73 to hold special meeting Tuesday to change budget vote dateThe voting date has to be changed because of an error the district's law firm made in the referendum documents.

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Tom Caron: Pandemic storm clouds hover over baseballTeams have started working out again in preparation for the shortened season, but with players testing positive for COVID-19 there is no guarantee games will be played.

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July 6 evening update: The latest on the coronavirus and MaineHere's a roundup of the latest news on the coronavirus and its impact in Maine.

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Colleges' Reopening Plans Could Have Bigger Impact in MaineThere's going to be a ripple effect through the Maine economy as colleges decide whether to reopen this fall.

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Data reveal Maine's broad participation in federal emergency loan programThe Paycheck Protection Program has delivered billions of dollars to companies in Maine, but recipients of the money were kept secret until a limited disclosure by the federal government Monday.

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Yankees will face Nationals in MLB openerMajor League Baseball announces it schedule, which begins on July 23. The Red Sox will open against the Baltimore Orioles on July 24.

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Boston's Brown plans to bring social justice fight to NBA restart in FloridaJaylen Brown has been an outspoken voice to raise awareness on many fronts, and says he plans to 'play for something bigger than myself' in Florida.

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NHL, union announce plan to resume play on Aug. 1The sides tentatively agree on protocols to resume the NHL season - which will go straight to the playoffs - and also add a four-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement.

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Hospitals approaching capacity across SunbeltThe Miami area again orders restaurants closed after a holiday weekend of close-contact celebrations.

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July 6, 2020: What Will Maine Childcare Centers Look Like After COVID?This Day in Maine gathers together the news that matters to Mainers. The nightly show features stories from the award-winning Maine Public News team.

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Portland creates $500,000 fund for rental assistanceThe program offers residents who are struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic up to $2,500 to help cover rent and utilities.

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Portland to start providing rental assistance with $500,000 fundStarting this month, the program offers residents who are struggling financially because of the pandemic as much as $2,500 to help cover rent and utilities.

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Abracadabra! Lewiston firefighters help wannabe escape artist out of his handcuffsDaniel Gribbin wasn't under arrest but he still ended up in the police station unable to get out of his own handcuffs.

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Business Owners in Maine Concerned Over Trump Rally in NHWith news that President Donald Trump is heading to the Granite State to hold a rally later in the week, some business owners in nearby Maine are worried about a potential coronavirus outbreak caused by people attending the event.

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USM staff and students call for more action to combat racismThe university president says he was pleased to get recommendations from faculty and staff, some of whom are hopeful a meeting with the administration will lead to real change.

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ICE issues rules saying international students must leave U.S. if classes go onlineThe guidelines issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement add pressure for campuses to reopen even amid growing concerns about the recent spread of COVID-19 among young adults.

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Dean Rogers, former voice of the Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field, dies at 73Rogers, who also worked in local radio for more than four decades, is a member of both the Maine Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Former Hampden standout Donovan earns national awardFormer Hampden Academy standout center Bailey Donovan has been recognized by the NCAA for being the 2019-20 field goal percentage champion for her work with the Husson Eagles during her freshman season.

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MIFF staff excited for opening night, prepares drive-in for crowdThis year's Maine International Film Festival will be held at the Skowhegan Drive-In, which accommodates 350 cars.

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Months of trial and error in ICUs offer clues to saving COVID-19 patientsThe WHO is collating data from countries to identify crucial elements that reduce mortality.

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Trump says NASCAR's Bubba Wallace should apologize for noose 'hoax'The tweet was the latest in a string of racially tinged overtures the president has made to his political base.

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Big changes made at Fenway as players get taste of luxuryWith social distancing mandates in place and more space needed, the Red Sox are trying to get the most out of their limited space in Fenway Park.

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South Korea officials apologize for suicide of triathlete who had reported abuseChoi Suk-hyeon, 22, had endured what she and others indicated was physical and verbal abuse from the coaching staff.

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PGA Tour scraps plans to have limited spectators at MemorialThe tournament at Jack Nicklaus's course in Ohio was supposed to be the first with fans since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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Kaepernick and Disney announce new partnership, including ESPN documentary seriesThe larger deal between Colin Kaepernick's production company and Disney will focus on stories that explore race and social justice.

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Why Maine isn't treating Massachusetts tourists like othersLooser restrictions on travelers come at the height of the tourism season, with businesses across Maine looking to salvage the summer after losing business due to pandemic-related closures.

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Maine legislative leaders, including Gideon, linked to recipients of federal loansThe Paycheck Protection Program, criticized by Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon for helping special interests and large corporations, provided a forgivable loan of between $1 million and $2 million to her husband's law firm.

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Should residents stop being charged to use the Readfield town beach? They'll give their opinion in an upcoming vote.Readfield's Annual Town Meeting warrant also includes budget proposals expected to result in a tax decrease, to be voted on July 14.

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With Turnout Uncertain, Will Maine Voters Pass $120 Million In Bond Questions?Next week, Maine voters will decide whether to borrow $120 million between two infrastructure bond questions.

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Striking BIW union meets with federal mediatorThe union said any movement toward resuming contract negotiations is halted until the BIW meets with the mediator.

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'My Head Is Just Spinning Around' — What Child Care Centers Face As Mainers Head Back To WorkWhen the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country this spring, child care facilities in Maine were designated as "essential" businesses.

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Book by Trump's niece to be published 2 weeks earlier than plannedThe book will be published on July 14 due to intense interest in it, the publisher announced Monday.

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